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Castletown

(Balla Cashtal)

The old capital of the island with a very long history as the the home of vikings, kings, and government. There is much to see and do in this historical coastal town.

Castletown sits on the site of an ancient volcano. The town was the capital of the island for hundreds of years. The government was run from within it before moving to Douglas and much of what the island is today started in this historical town.

Tracing its origins back to 1090, Castletown holds true as one of the oldest towns in the British Isles. Its narrow streets and small fishing cottages prove this ancient past at every corner. The medieval Castle Rushen, once the home of kings and later government, still dominates the centre of town.

Fishing boats continue to fill the harbour, though Castletown saw the end of major commercial traffic to its port in the 1970's. The on going expansion of financial and industrial businesses in the area keep Castletown on the map as an important island town.


Events
Dates: Friday 29 May 2015 - Sunday 31 May 2015
Description: Pre-TT Classic Motorcycle Races. Pre TT Classic. Classic bikes and sidecar racing on the exciting 4.25 mile Billown Circuit. 29th & 30th May and Sunday 31st May. 29th 6.05pm-9.35pm. 30th 12.15pm-4.15pm. 31st 1pm-8pm. ,, Castletown, http://www.southern100.com.
Dates: Saturday 13 June 2015
Description: Post TT Races. Post TT Races practice and qualifying. Massed start at Billown for Solo Machines. 1pm-4pm, 5pm-8.30pm. If postponed, 14th June from 1.30pm-6pm. ,, Castletown, http://www.southern100.com.
Dates: Saturday 20 June 2015 - Sunday 21 June 2015
Description: IOM Dog Club Open Obedience Show Weekend. Obedience shows for Kennel Club registered dogs. Members of the public are welcome to watch. Southern 100 campsite, Arbory Road, Castletown from 9am. Southern 100 Campsite, Arbory Road, Castletown, 01624851653.
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Event information supplied by the Isle of Man Department of Tourism & Leisure (01624 686766)

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